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Old 04-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #51
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Curious, whatd that brake setup cost you?
Front setup was $2.5k, rear lines and pads were ~$260. Another $40 for shipping everything. Could have skimped on rear lines, but I always already ordering from Essex so why not?

Front includes 2 bottles of brake fluid, set of AP Racing street pads (no wear indicators lol), 2 calipers, 2 brackets, 2 assembled discs, front brake lines (Goodridge), etc.. It's a complete kit. Yeah I coulda bought black Brembos, but those are heavier and front biased as hell.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #52
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Yeah I coulda bought black Brembos, but those are heavier and front biased as hell.
I'm pretty sure you just increased your front bias as well, haha. As I always mention, you can adjust bias with pad selection.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #53
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I'm pretty sure you just increased your front bias as well, haha. As I always mention, you can adjust bias with pad selection.
Allegedly I didn't...but I picked up Ferodo DS2500 rears anyhow to move some bias rearward.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #54
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When do you estimate the installs going in? Those brakes are sexy hopefully they will get used the right way . Also how do you like the koni's ? I ordered some they were taking to long so I canceled the order, now I am debating getting them again lol.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #55
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When do you estimate the installs going in? Those brakes are sexy hopefully they will get used the right way . Also how do you like the koni's ? I ordered some they were taking to long so I canceled the order, now I am debating getting them again lol.
I wasn't able to swing installing the Konis this weekend unfortunately. I received the missing bag of hardware yesterday and finished assembling them today. Picking up a new jack tomorrow and shooting for a Friday daytime isntall using PTO from work. Meet on Saturday...so the brakes I could start Saturday evening and finish up on Sunday, just depends if there's clearance issues with the bracket and knuckle due to casting flash.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #56
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I wasn't able to swing installing the Konis this weekend unfortunately. I received the missing bag of hardware yesterday and finished assembling them today. Picking up a new jack tomorrow and shooting for a Friday daytime isntall using PTO from work. Meet on Saturday...so the brakes I could start Saturday evening and finish up on Sunday, just depends if there's clearance issues with the bracket and knuckle due to casting flash.
How simple was the assembly ? And what was your first impression did anything jump out at you ? If you can take pics of the install.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #57
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How simple was the assembly ? And what was your first impression did anything jump out at you ? If you can take pics of the install.
I had my fronts pre-installed into new housings; it doesn't appear to be hard (read over old GD chassis Koni isntall and new GR chassis install threads), but I simply lack the space to do it. Actual spring/strut assembly is cheese. I spent more time ****ing with the spring compressors than anything else (an impact 1/2" drive 7" extension will do you wonders!). That and the rear bump stops. Almost cut myself shoving them onto the rear shaft.

There's a good DIY on the FT86Club forums AND RaceComp Engineering has an install PDF I can point you to. Great pictures that show what to do, so I'll have to decline photo-documenting my install.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #58
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Did you use an impact gun on the spring compressors? I love how you aren't supposed to, yet everyone ususally does it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #59
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Did you use an impact gun on the spring compressors? I love how you aren't supposed to, yet everyone ususally does it.
LEWL. HOW ELSE WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO IT?! A fhking ratchet?! I made sure I oiled the threads before hand.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #60
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I normally end up using an adjustable wrench because I don't have 1/2" extentions, and the socket hits the strut top or bottom.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #61
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I normally end up using an adjustable wrench because I don't have 1/2" extentions, and the socket hits the strut top or bottom.
That's why I bought the 1/2" extensions; I was running into clearance issues with the spring seat and top hat hitting the impact wrench. In the end the bolt head on the compressors is so large that the 15/16 socket was making contact but I was in super NGAF mode.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:00 AM   #62
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Bling bling, bitches.



Experimental machining around the edge by SRP. Called me up and asked me if I wanted to try it. I said why not. Think it looks pretty damn good.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #63
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Nice. That's like THEE piece I would want to defend myself with in a crisis. Just pull it up and start bashing faces.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:13 AM   #64
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Nice. That's like THEE piece I would want to defend myself with in a crisis. Just pull it up and start bashing faces.
It's ****ing SOLID. With the grid texture you could **** a bird up, nahmean?
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Hmmm...where did you get that kick plate? That's nicer than the plain stock one.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #66
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Hmmm...where did you get that kick plate? That's nicer than the plain stock one.
Door sill?

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #67
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So one of my Konis is leaking from the adjuster; I've decided I'm going to warranty it before I put it on the car since I don't want to deal with taking it off due to leaking at a later date. I don't think a new strut should leak fluid and to consider that "normal" is kind of appalling.
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Let me know if your research reveals if this is a common occurrence.
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Reminds me of a certain brake company that said that some leaking from the caliper seals on their calipers was normal. Which brakes did you just buy again?
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Let me know if your research reveals if this is a common occurrence.
Not uncommon. Sometimes develops into a full blown leak, sometimes doesn't. Various reports dating back from 2005...not confidence inspiring.

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Reminds me of a certain brake company that said that some leaking from the caliper seals on their calipers was normal. Which brakes did you just buy again?
AP Racing. Not a competition system without dust seals though. JRitt posted an adequate explanation for that IMO.

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When I got some Ikon shocks for my motorcycle one of them leaked pretty badly from the adjuster. The vendor said that it's perfectly normal for them to leak a little if they're slightly over-filled at the factory. He told me to install them and then see if the leaking stopped.

When I researched it, the standard non-pressurized Koni shocks will push some oil out when over-filled and then equalize. The nitrogen pressurized versions (like what I purchased) are definitely not supposed to leak. I did what he said and it just pumped massive amount of oil out every time I compressed the shocks. I let him know (sent some pics) and he shipped out a replacement asap.. the new one didn't leak (and neither did the other shock I had received at the same time).

OE, if your shocks are nitrogen filled (they might actually have a nitrogen fill valve on them.. like a recessed schrader valve) it's definitely a return situation.


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Old 04-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #72
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I'll look into that, thanks Beave.

EDIT: Twintube low-pressure gas, externally adjustable according to Koni's part number guide. (P/N series 8641).

Also, I love that you guys call me OE. Brings back memories of Olde English 800s!
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I always think "Original Equipment".
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Ain't got no time fo' Original Equipment!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #75
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I'll pour out an OE for your Koni shock tonight.
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